Nose Scanners — the New Face of Biometrics?
An anonymous reader writes “Forget fingerprints and ID cards, this photo story shows how the latest thing in biometrics is nose scanning! Bath university researchers have claimed that the nose will soon be able to be used as a way of identifying a person. Apparently the ‘PhotoFace system captures a 3D image of a person’s face by taking several photos lit from different angles to throw shadows on the face and then building a model of facial features. The software determined that there are six main nose shapes: Roman, Greek, Nubian, Hawk, Snub and Turn-up.’ Some cool pictures make this worth a click — but what happens if a person breaks their nose?!”
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